Standing Committees of the Provincial Executive

Standing committees of the NSTU are divided into Administrative, Program and Coordinating Committees.  The terms of reference for these committees are given in Operational Procedures. 

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Administrative Program Coordination Committee
Finance & Property Comité de programmation acadienne Professional Association Coordination
Governance & Policy Curriculum  
Nominating Equity  
Personnel Member Services  
  Pension  
  Political Action  
  Professional Development  
  Public Relations  
  Status of Women Committee  
  Substitute Teachers  
  Technology Committee (to be disbanded July 2020)  

Alphabetical listing of Standing Committees effective August 1, 2019

Appeals Committee
(No longer serving)

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Comité de Programmation Acadienne
Studies the curriculum and all proposed changes in it as it relates to the Acadian schools under the direction of Conseil scolaire acadien provincial and reports its finding to the Provincial Executive.

  • Melanie Belliveau, Chair, 2021
  • Catherine Farrow, 2022
  • Collène Cyr, 2022
  • Marc-Andre Fournier, 2023
  • Phil Meuse, 2023
  • Jacqueline LeVert, Executive Member
  • Miguelle Légère, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Curriculum Committee
Studies the curriculum of schools and proposed changes and reports the findings and recommendations to the executive.

  • Nadine Palmizi, Chair, Northside-Victoria, 2021
  • Heather Mills, Halifax City, 2021
  • Penny Auld, Halifax County, 2022
  • Lindsay Crossman, Cumberland, 2022
  • Sarah Hillier, Lunenburg County, 2022
  • Shannon Roy, Executive Member
  • Pam Langille, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Equity Committee
Is concerned with matters pertaining to the current practices, attitudes and research regarding diversity, equity and social justice.

  • Viviane Abdallah-Khalil,Chair,  Dartmouth, 2021
  • Tasha Carpenter, Colchester-East Hants, 2021
  • Kelly Cooper, Kings, 2022
  • Drew Fournier, Halifax County, 2022
  • Virginia King-Tower, Cumberland, 2022
  • Juanita Romard, Northside-Victoria, 2022
  • Natalie MacIsaac, Executive Member
  • Miguelle Légère, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Finance & Property Committee
Is concerned with the overall financial plans and policy of the Union; presents regular financial statements to the Provincial Executive, makes recommendations to the Provincial Exeuctive on matters referred to it by the Executive; costs resolutions to Council and prepares an annual budget for presentation to Council; considers such resolutions as may be referred by Council and makes appropriate recommendations; is responsible for the general oversight of properties held or leased by the Union and considers requests respecting major purchases.

  • Wade Van Snick,  Chair, Secretary-Treasurer
  • Shelley MacKenzie, Antigonish, 2021
  • Peter Day, Cape Breton District, 2022
  • Sunita Pinet, Halifax City, 2022
  • Richard MacLean, Executive Member
  • Janine Kerr, Executive Director, NSTU
  • Melanie Waye, Financial Officer, NSTU

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Governance & Policy Committee (Executive Members)
Develops and reviews policy with a view to authority, responsibility and accountability.

  • Paul Wozney (NSTU President)
  • Doug Read, Chair (Chignecto)
  • Mary Currie (APSEA)
  • John White (Cape Breton)
  • Phil Samson (Strait)
  • Mike Jamieson (Halifax)
  • Russell Comeau (Tri-County)
  • Ian Kent (South Shore)
  • Ian LeBlanc (CSANE)
  • Jo-Leigh MacPhee (Annapolis)
  • Janine Kerr, Executive Director, NSTU
  • Louis Robitaille, Staff Officer, NSTU

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Member Services Committee 
Identifies bargainable items; prepares background information related to merits of negotiable items; identifies trends and developments in teacher bargaining across Canada; reviews economic forecasts; considers Council resolutions; plans workshops for Regional Economic Welfare Committee negotiators; reviews results of most recent contract bargaining.

  • Thérèse Forsythe, Chair, First Vice-President
  • Sherrene Conrad, Lunenburg County, 2021
  • Lori MacKinnon, Yarmouth, 2021
  • Charles Oliver, Cape Breton DIstrict, 2021
  • Melanie Kennedy, Halifax County, 2022
  • Mary Currie, Executive Member
  • Tim MacLeod, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Nominating Committee (Executive Members)
Recommends to the executive the make-up of provincial committees.

  • Natalie MacIsaac
  • Deena Jewers
  • Duncan Cameron
  • Russell Comeau
  • Kathy Evans
  • Janine Kerr, Executive Director, NSTU

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Pension Committee 
Studies pension resolutions and keeps the Provincial Executive informed of trends and changes affecting teachers' pensions; provides sessions on the pension plan in geographic regions.

  • Sherry Proffitt-MacLeod, Chair, Pictou, 2021
  • Maureen MacDonald, Strait, 2021
  • Chad Hanrahan, Northside-Victoria, 2021
  • Paul Murphy, Halifax City, 2022
  • Steph Nagy, Kings, 2023
  • Mai-Ling Storm, Lunenburg County, 2023
  • Brian Noble, RTO Representative
  • Natalie MacIsaac, Executive Member
  • Kyle Marryatt, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Personnel Committee
(Executive Members)

  • Shaun Doyle,  Chair
  • Doug Read
  • Russell Comeau
  • Jacqueline LeVert
  • Janine Kerr, Executive Director, NSTU

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Political Action Committee

  • Joseph MacIsaac, Chair, Halifax County, 2021
  • Colleen Scott, Shelburne County, 2021
  • Kate Sircom, Hants West, 2022
  • Sarah Tutty, Queens, 2022
  • Sean McLennon, Cape Breton District, 2022
  • Wade Van Snick, Executive Member
  • Deena Jewers, Executive Member
  • Ian LeBlanc, Executive Nember
  • Preman Edwards, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Professional Association Coordination Committee

  • Denise Boulton, Chair, SPAA, 2020
  • Natasha Yorke Phillip, PISA, 2021
  • Holly MacDonald, ATYA, 2021
  • Justin Oliver, TAPHE, 2021
  • Jill Lake Cutler, ATYA, 2021
  • Amanda Marchand, NSSCA, 2021
  • Phil Samson, Executive Member
  • Miguelle Légère, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Professional Development Committee
Reviews and develops policy, and programs intended to improve the effectiveness of teachers as professionals and advances education through research in Nova Scotia classrooms. Members also serve as the Advisory Board to the editorial staff of Aviso Magazine and make
recommendations to the Provincial Executive on recipients of Educational Research Awards, Travel Fellowship, Out-of-Province Conference Grants and Full Time Study Grants
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  • Steve Bradford, Chair, Cumberland, 2021
  • Bernadette LeFrense, Northside-Victoria, 2021
  • Leigh-Anne Rizzo-Baker, Cape Breton District, 2021
  • Bruce Abriel, Dartmouth, 2022
  • Drew Moore, Colchester-East Hants, 2022
  • Trisha Munroe, Halifax County, 2022
  • Shannon Roy, Executive Member
  • Miguelle Légère, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Public Relations Committee
Examines and reviews NSTU public relations and communication programs

  • Tanya Chislett, Chair, Cape Breton District, 2021
  • Jaylene Chase, Lunenburg County, 2022
  • Stephanie Deagle, Pictou, 2022
  • Ryan Lutes, Halifax City, 2022
  • Wade Van Snick, Executive Member
  • Angela Murray, NSTU Staff Liaison
  • Preman Edwards, NSTU Staff Liaison

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PA Committee Annual Reports :

PR Committee Annual Reports:

Status of Women Committee
Promotes ways of enhancing the status of women in the teaching profession and in society.

  • Laura Fryday, Chair, Queens, 2021
  • Faye Arnfast, Colchester-East Hants, 2021
  • Debbie Walker, Digby, 2021
  • Stacey Barrie, Northside-Victoria, 2022
  • Heather Hiscock, Annapolis, 2022
  • Allison Stewart, Halifax City, 2022
  • Kathy Evans, Executive Member
  • Pam Langille, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Substitute Teacher Committee
Advises the Provincial Executive on issues affecting and of concern to substitute teachers.

  • Andrea Heans, Chair, Halifax City, 2022
  • Milton Bonnar, Northside-Victoria, 2021
  • Bernard LeBlanc, Richmond, 2021
  • Matt Campbell, Cape Breton District, 2022
  • Leah Gillis, Halifax County, 2022
  • Duncan Cameon, Executive Member
  • TBA, NSTU Staff Liaison

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Teachers With Administrative Responsibilities Committee
(No longer serving)

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Technology Committee 
(No longer serving)

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